During academic year
- 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday (closed for lunch 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm).
- For contraceptive services and well woman annual appointments, call OCO Reproductive Health at (315) 342-0888. Request to have your appointment at the SUNY Oswego site. OCO is not part of Health Services, the services provided are not covered by the student health fee.
Hours during Summer and Winter Sessions:
- 9 am to 3 pm Monday through Friday by appointment only (closed for lunch 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm).
If, after we are closed, you have a serious question or health concern that needs a registered nurse to respond, you can call FONEMED at 877-617-9538 (toll free number). This is an after-hours service that will, assist you to make the best decisions for your health. FONEMED is intended for medical advice only. Please note that they are NOT located on campus and do not have access to your personal medical record. Therefore, they cannot tell you your immunization compliance, call in prescriptions, or provide your lab or X-ray results. A summary of each call will be faxed to the Student Health Center to ensure proper follow-up care.
When the clinic is not open during the academic year, the Student Association Volunteer Ambulance Corps (SAVAC) can provide emergency coverage and transport to Oswego Hospital Emergency Room. To reach SAVAC dial 911 or 315-312-5555. SAVAC does not transport to Urgent Care. The student is responsible for any costs associated with after-hours health care.
Call University Police at 315.312.5555, or simply 5555 if you are on a campus phone. If you are off campus call 911.
The following resources are available:
- WellNow Urgent Care, 200 East 1st Street Oswego, NY 13126. 315.207.7391
- Fulton Urgent Care, 510 South 4th Street Fulton, NY. 315.592.3500
- Lake Ontario Prompt Medical Care 300 New York Route 104 #2, Oswego, NY 13126. 315.216.4036
- Oswego Hospital Emergency Room - 110 West 6th Street, Oswego, NY 13126. 315.349.5522
An overdose occurs when a toxic amount of a drug/medicine is taken. Many substances can cause harm when too much is taken, including alcohol, prescription/OTC medications, illegal drugs, and some herbal remedies. Risk of overdose is increased when more than one drug is taken at the same time, or the person is not used to taking a certain drug.
An overdose is a medical emergency that requires immediate medical attention. ALWAYS call 911 if a drug overdose/alcohol poisoning is suspected
What should I do if a friend had too much to drink
Call 911. Alcohol poisoning can lead to death. Know the signs of alcohol poisoning using C.U.P.S:
- Cold and clammy skin
- Slow breathing
Don’t leave them to “sleep it off”
- Call 911 or SAVAC
- Try to wake the person
- DON’T leave them alone
- Roll them on their side to avoid choking from vomit
What should I do if I think my friend has overdosed?
A wide range of signs and symptoms can occur when a person overdoses, and everyone responds differently. Signs and symptoms depends on a variety of factors such as which drug was taken, the amount taken, and the person's state of health at the time. Do not put your own safety in danger. Some drugs can cause a person to lash out in unpredictable manners, it is not safe to try to reason with a person who has overdosed. Call a medical professional right away.
- Call 911 or SAVAC right away
- Don't give them anything to eat or drink
- DON’T leave them alone
- Don't put them in a shower
- Don't let them sleep
- Don't make them throw up
- Don't leave them to "sleep it off"
- Get information
Will I get in trouble if I call for help?
Under the Good Samaritan Policy the victim or the witness is not subject to formal disciplinary actions with the college. SUNY Oswego encourages a witness or a victim of an AOD related emergency to seek medical assistance right away.
Use the following resources to access care or information. Remember, it is your decision whether or not to report the assault. A trained counselor or advocate can help you explore options, and work with law enforcement if you choose to:
Oswego City Police
315.342.8120 or 911
Oswego Hospital ER
Counseling Services Center
Title IX Office
Lisa M.Evaneski- Title IX Coordinator
315.312.5604 (private voicemail)
SAF (Services To Aid Families)
National Sexual Assault Hotline
National Domestic Violence Hotline
What is sexual assault?
Sexual assault/Sexual violence is physical sexual act perpetrated against a person’s will or where a person is incapable of giving consent. Such acts include, but are not limited to, rape, sexual battery, and sexual coercion.
Sexual contact means the intentional touching, either directly or through the clothing, of the genitalia, anus, groin, breast, inner thigh, or buttocks of any person with an intent to abuse, humiliate, harass, degrade, or arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person.”
What do I do if I have been sexually assaulted?
- Go immediately to a safe place and seek the support of someone you trust.
- Call 911 or campus police at X5555 on a campus phone
- Do not change clothing, shower, douche, bathe, comb hair, brush teeth, eat, drink, or in any way alter/dispose of potential evidence.
- Seek medical care at a hospital emergency department
- Even if you decide to not report the assault, it is recommended that you get medical care as soon as possible. Such care may include:
- Prevention of sexually transmitted infections, HIV, or pregnancy
- Screening to detect the presence of date rape drugs such as Rohypnol
- A rape kit can be obtained up to 96 hours (4 days) after the incident
What if I go over the 96 hour time?
- You can still get help:
- Seek follow up medical care (Health Services, ER, primary care provider)
- Get help with the emotional and psychological impact from the assault (Counseling Services Center, SAF, Title IX)
How can I help someone who has been sexually assaulted?
- Listen-Listen in a different way. Listen to your friend fully without saying anything. There is nothing wrong with silence as your friend is telling their experience. When your friend is finished speaking. Take a moment to gather your thoughts before saying anything.
- Remind them that it is NOT their fault- There was nothing they could do to deserve or asked to be raped. Here are some examples of what you should NEVER say to a survivor:
- What were you wearing?
- What did you do to lead them on?
- Were you drunk?
- Were you flirting with them, and gave them the wrong impression?
- Why didn't you fight back?
- Are you lying?
- Be sensitive about asking questions- Ask them if it's ok that you are asking these questions to better understand their experience.
- Honor their autonomy-It is up to your friend to make decisions on how they want to proceed. Even if you don't agree, make sure to support them with whatever they choose.
- Remember, a survivors response is complex and varied-Everyone responds to physical and emotional trauma differently, and there's no time restraint for someone to experience the emotional and physical trauma of an assault.
- Establish that they are safe- Emotional safety is one thing, but there's is also the importance of physical safety as well. Offer your friend the comfort of your presence by walking them to places that seem scary. Even small tasks can leave a big impact on helping your friend in this troubling time.
- Offer resources for your friend- Offering your friend resources is a good stepping stone, but if your friend chooses to not use those resources, honor their decision to do so.
- Remember, sexual assault can happen to ANYONE- Anyone on the gender spectrum can be victims of sexual assault.
If you are sexually assaulted, it is not your fault. It’s never too late to call for help
How do I know if it’s an emergency?
Students that are having thoughts about harming themselves or others, those who are struggling to function or having trouble taking care of basic daily needs, should be seen by a mental health professional as soon as possible. If something is urgent and you need to see a counselor, contact the Counseling Services Center at 315.312.4416 at Health Services.
What do I do if the Counseling Services Center is closed?
-You may utilize our after-hours crisis line by calling (315-312-4416) Choose prompt “2” to be connected to a counselor.
-Call 911 or Campus Police at x5555
-Go to the nearest emergency room
Oswego Hospital Emergency Room
110 West 6th street
Oswego, NY 13126
SUNY Oswego University Police
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
*Has a chat service as well-All of your communications are securely encrypted from both computers.
Contact Community Services
24 hour contact hotline
Suicide, crisis, and telephone counseling
Rapid response to adults & youth having a mental health crisis and cannot cope within the home or community without crisis supports or intervention. Our teams provide support in Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, Cortland & Cayuga Counties.